SPAR is committed to providing customers with a wide range of fresh and dry goods that are locally and/or sustainably sourced. SPAR Partners across the globe continue to develop ways to provide customers with products that are produced under conditions with a reduced impact on the environment, promote animal welfare, and provide equal opportunities for farmers and fishermen.
Our focus on sourcing locally is aligned with our core value of community involvement. By committing to local sourcing agreements, we aim to provide local producers with long-term stability and success whilst at the same time offering customers higher quality products. Through these mutually beneficial partnerships, SPAR is also able to provide a more diverse range of fresh, long-life and frozen products as local suppliers have grasped opportunities to adopt innovative technologies for production and quality assurance.
In acknowledging these advancements, SPAR is continuously looking to support more local producers and provide them with similar opportunities to expand and grow their operations. Across various markets, this approach has provided farmers and local producers access to the formal markets they may previously not have been able to reach. Similarly, it has provided customers with specialised niche products in SPAR stores across the globe.
Sustainable Agriculture & Fisheries
To further reduce our environmental impacts, SPAR supports initiatives that emphasise sustainable agriculture and fishing practices. SPAR Partners across the globe are committed to sourcing sustainably certified food products, whether fresh or dry. They are also continuously extending these commitments. Reflecting these widespread business operations, SPAR Partners have achieved several certifications for their products, highlighting the continuous expansion of fresh and dry SPAR Own Brand ranges with an eye towards a sustainable future.
This has further translated into SPAR’s Sustainable Sourcing Policy, which outlines the guidelines for own brand development – ensuring quality and sustainability as priorities.